The Last Of Us’ Ellie Actor On What Makes Pedro Pascal A Great Co-Star – NBCNEWS

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After The last of us Wrapped up last month, actor Bella Ramsey tells what it was like working with Pedro Pascal on the set of Season 1. HBOs The last of us was announced in 2020 with the 10-episode run written by Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (writer and director of both) The last of us spell). Ramsey’s casting as Ellie was first announced in February 2020, and Joel’s reveal soon followed, with The Mandalorian‘s Pascal takes on the beloved role. The last of us TV series reportedly started filming in April 2021 and only recently finished filming in June this year; it is expected to premiere in early 2023.

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Like the game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog, HBO’s The last of us is set to follow Joel and Ellie on a post-apocalyptic adventure. With Joel’s help, Ellie is smuggled out of the quarantine zone and the pair travel across the United States so that Ellie’s immunity can help create a vaccine against the Cordyceps brain fungus, which inflicts zombie-like victims. Although there are few official ones The last of us As of the currently released images, there are several leaked photos and videos showing the game-accurate scenes and characters.

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During an interview with screen frenzyRamsey has nothing but praise for her The last of us co-star Pascal and gushing about her time on set. It took almost a year to finish filming The last of us season 1, giving the cast plenty of time to create close friendships. Ramsey talks about her very positive experience with Pascal and describes him as funny and generous. Read Ramsey’s full quote below:

It was the longest show I’ve ever seen. It was 11 months of shooting for me, and the rest of the team was there over a year I think. I feel that when you’re with a group of people for that long, the connections you form and the friendships are so solid and special. It was really hard to say goodbye to everyone at the end. It was such a good experience.

And working with Pedro was so much fun. He’s hilarious. He’s probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He is also incredibly generous. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of Pedro. He is so generous with his words, with his time, and with his actions. He’s just a super cool person to be around, and he definitely made the set a fun place to be. We had many good conversations.

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Join Ramsey and Pascal as a series regular on The last of us is Gabriel Luna, who will play Joel’s younger brother Tommy. Other supporting stars include Nick Offerman, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Rutina Wesley and Anna Torv, with Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Storm Reid in cameo roles. The HBO series also added a nod to The last of us by adding Ellie and Joel’s original voice actors (Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker) to the cast as currently undisclosed characters. In other words, the series will have a decent ensemble cast, although Ramsey and Pascal will be key to its potential success.

While there is certainly no shortage of violence and action in the game, some of what makes The last of us so memorable are the relationships, especially the family bond between Joel and Ellie. Like most adaptations, HBOs The last of us It is said to be making some changes to allow for a more TV-ready story as they roll back the action to focus more on the drama. This allows the series to focus on the relationships between characters, and Ramsey and Pascal’s friendship will only have a positive impact on their performance. The public has high hopes for their Joel and Ellie, and based on Ramsey’s new comments, it sounds like The last of us will deliver an excellent display.

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